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LOOK: Aiko Melendez fully vaccinated against COVID-19, eligible due to hypertension

/ 12:28 PM June 06, 2021
Aiko Melendez

Aiko Melendez receiving her second dose of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine. Images: Instagram/@aikomelendez

Aiko Melendez took her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Quezon City and explained her eligibility for the vaccine due to her hypertension.

“2nd vaccine! Thank you Lord and to all the medical frontliners, volunteers,” she said on her Instagram page last Friday, June 4. She can be seen being administered a shot of the vaccine, which she stated as Sinovac.

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Melendez, anticipating criticisms about her being able to secure a vaccine, proceeded to narrate proof of her comorbidity.

“Bago [niyo] po ako [i-]bash, pwede [niyo po] [i-]check [Instagram account] ko. [I]n and out of emergency room ako kasi hypertensive ako,” she said.

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(Before you bash me, you may check my Instagram account. I go in and out of the emergency room because I’m hypertensive.) 

People with hypertension are examples of people who fall under the A3 category (people with comorbidities), one of the groups prioritized by the government to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, alongside A1 (medical frontliners) and A2 (senior citizens).

Melendez then recounted the process she had to go through to be eligible for the vaccine.

“[I] also submitted my medical certificate from my doctor and the prescribed medicines for my hypertension,” she said. “Sumunod po ako sa lahat ng requirements.” (I followed all the requirements.) JB

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